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Birth rate of enterprises in the EU: 9.8%

Feb 11, 2019 | News

(11 February 2019) – The number of newly-born enterprises in the European Union as a proportion of the total number of active EU enterprises stood at 9.8% in 2016.

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This rate was slightly higher than the corresponding figure in 2015 (9.6%).

The birth rates were above 16% in Lithuania (18.8%), Malta (16.4%) and Latvia (16.2%) and were close to the EU average in Spain, France and the Netherlands.

At the other end of the scale, the lowest enterprise birth rates were in Greece (4.5%) and Belgium (6.2%).

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